Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Healthy marinated fresh vegetable salad is ideal for everyday casual dining or outdoor entertaining. Quick and easy to prepare ahead. A perfect balance of fresh flavors and textures, it’s one of my personal favs! Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Prep the tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, and cauliflower.  Toss them in a large mixing bowl.

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Add the vinaigrette ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid or small mixing bowl and shake or whisk to combine. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat evenly.

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

A cool, crisp, and refreshing side dish for any meal, summer barbecue, picnic, or gathering.

Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

Your kids might actually eat their vegetables with this salad on the menu.

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Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead! Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced into bite-size pieces (2-3 medium carrots)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces (red or orange will also work)
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the vegetables to a large bowl.
  2. To make the vinaigrette
  3. Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, chives, dry mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until combined. (you can also whisk these ingredients in a small bowl)
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables, toss to coat evenly.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight. (overnight is best)

Tasty Healthy Marinated Fresh Vegetable Salad - Quick and easy to make-ahead!  Healthy, crunchy, fresh vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette make this salad recipe ideal for your 4th of July gathering.

 

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    This is one of the prettiest salads I have ever seen. The colors just pop and it looks so delicious! I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate It!

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      Thank you, Teri!

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